I used a quote in a greeting card but when I delved deeper I could not find a source for the quote. It is supposedly by Abraham Lincoln and it is: "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." [more inside]
posted by Quillcards
on Sep 9, 2014 -
I have been asked to write a 1000 word article for a major trade publication in my artsy area of business. About what I do, why I do it, what we should be doing in this particular artsy area of business, etc.
I would love some recommendations of similar articles you may have read to inspire me, give me a bit of a template, or otherwise give me ideas for my own piece. They don't necessarily have to be about anything artsy...it could be any area of expertise. Thank you!
posted by meerkatty
on Aug 11, 2014 -
From memory the gist of the law is that a certain portion or percentage of stories in a given time period must promote specified ideas. Those ideas are specified by a European body. The official line is that the law helps to spread important information, by requiring that it is published and broadcast often. [more inside]
posted by M4R5
on May 4, 2014 -
I need to make circular shapes - consistently and regularly - from a material that can only be described as fibrous clay with some waxy residue. I need to find some kind of hand-held device/gadget that will make these circular shapes without breaking. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier
on Oct 27, 2013 -
I've tried making beer, wine, yogurt, granola bars, pickles, etc... and now I want to try making tofu. The requisite gear seems, basically, to be a tofu press or mold. If you've done this, please pitch in with your experience and tips for choosing among the available options & share your most excellent tofu-fu! [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Jul 3, 2013 -
I have $200 in Amazon credit. I want a drill press. What's the best drill press near that price on Amazon? Bench or floor is fine.
posted by donpardo
on Apr 22, 2013 -
I have been seeing several references lately to "post-truth" campaigns/politics lately, but I am not sure exactly what the definition is. I can infer what is implied, but want material that explains what it is. Example [more inside]
posted by annsunny
on Jul 14, 2012 -
My Bodum french press is broken and I need a replacement part...but it isn't the carafe. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Mar 30, 2012 -
Help me find the primary source for Tommy Franks' assertion that the press represented the "fourth front" in the Iraq war. [more inside]
posted by compartment
on Jan 4, 2012 -
I'm a resident of Oakland, really close to Frank Ogawa Plaza where a love of things have been going down with Occupy Oakland. Usually I am out taking photos and such, and I was wondering what the feasibility of me getting a press pass was. [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Nov 24, 2011 -
Our black walnut tree delivered us a great bounty this year. We've husked and are drying about 2 bushels. However... [more inside]
posted by Chrischris
on Oct 28, 2011 -
Did anyone claim that "Enron couldn't happen in the UK"?
I'm looking for actual examples of politicians/commentators/business leaders stating that an Enron-style collapse couldn't happen in the UK due to stronger corporate governance culture here than in the US. [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy
on Mar 27, 2011 -
I'm looking for examples of media outlets and organisations which do quality labour and industrial relations reporting. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Ok, seriously: Is there any reliable information on running shoes out there? Who the hell can I trust? Every source of information seems either fraught with bias or complete fluff. What's a critical thinker to do? And more importantly, what goddamn shoes should I buy? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 19, 2010 -
In the U.S.: Do you use a press release distribution service that you would recommend? This is for a small business (with a relatively small budget) that at the moment mainly needs coverage in a metropolitan area, but which may soon expand to online sales so it would be good to establish as much visibility as possible. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by taz
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf? [more inside]
posted by photoslob
on Jun 30, 2010 -
Fellow EU Mefites, how would you compare the coverage of EU politics to the coverage of domestic politics in your national media? [more inside]
posted by Anything
on Jun 12, 2010 -
I've got a spam musubi
press, but I don't want to eat more processed meat. What else can I make that would fit the mold? (pun intended)
posted by meowzilla
on Feb 24, 2010 -
I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada.
What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada?
Do you use Polymer plates?
Getting die's made?
Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79
on Jan 19, 2010 -
How do I press/iron a woman's business pant suit? Am I supposed to iron out the creases? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Just a quick question, here. Currently I am trying to manage a number of blog-esque sites, i.e. MySpace, Face book, Word press, and of course Metafilter. I was wondering if anyone knew of programs to help maximize my productivity when updating these.
For example, I often post new songs I have created. Is there any program that would allow me to post an update across all my pages from one central hub? How about managing my messages from these sites? Any way to manage those in my regular email, or is there a program that could unify these?
Basically I'm wondering if there is some type of "command station" program to help manage multiple sites like this one.
Thanks in advance for any help! Hope you all had a great weekend.
posted by Me, The Snake
on Sep 20, 2009 -
I have been loaned a set of metal cuts from an old press. I need to create vector images from these items. Should I scan the cut or an impression from the cut and, after picking a method, what would be the best process to get a sharp image?
posted by Foam Pants
on May 6, 2009 -
I have almost finished development on an online classified site dedicated to bartering. It will launch at the end of April and I want to know what general submission / initial promotion sites I should use to get my name out there. [more inside]
posted by schindyguy
on Mar 11, 2009 -
Can a senator's press conference, declared "open to the media," exclude a member of the online media (who happens to be an SPJ member) because they do not consider him to represent a legitimate member of the press?
posted by Astro Zombie
on Nov 11, 2008 -
Why isn't the sequel to The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
out in America yet when it's already published in the UK? The UK published the first book after America did, so why would the UK publish the sequel first now? Is it even going to be published in the US? Help me, booksellers and those knowledgeable in publishing! [more inside]
posted by Locative
on May 27, 2008 -
What is proper etiquette for writing and distributing press releases? General advice, book/website suggestions appreciated; more specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba
on Jan 31, 2008 -
I was sure I remembered that Geraldine Ferraro cried during the 1984 presidential election, and that the media made the event into a symbol of why women are too weak to hold national office, but now I can't find a headline or news article from that time that mentions her crying. Am I getting this mixed up with Pat Schroeder's famous breakdown when she dropped out?
posted by serazin
on Jan 27, 2008 -
How can I write a good press release for an entire calendar of events? (As opposed to just a single event) [more inside]
posted by bubukaba
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I'd like to learn the nitty-gritty of starting a small press publishing outfit. Please recommend any (free) resources or howtos that would let me know what's involved with such an operation. [more inside]
posted by survivorman
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I have become very interested in letterpress recently and was wondering about opportunities in the Chicago area to learn more. [more inside]
posted by moooshy
on Aug 22, 2007 -
I'm looking for recommendations for press release distribution and writing. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Jul 23, 2007 -
George W had a press conference today. How can I get the whole thing unedited in a mac friendly format? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on Jul 12, 2007 -